Emiliana Ammirata

Co-founder, Producer and Director
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Emiliana is an independent filmmaker from Venezuela, based in London, with a vocation to create impact based storytelling. Collectively, her projects have been supported by fellowships with the Sundance Institute, Adobe, La Biennale Di Venezia, VULCAN and the Impact Guild.

Emiliana started her career working at Participant Media in their Documentary division and later went on to produce Venezuelan feature La Causa (World Premiere, IDFA 2019 ). In 2019, she produced numerous short films with Film Independent’s Project Involve Program as well as branded content with Gucci, VICE, and Garage Magazine. In 2020 she worked as a production supervisor for WIRELESS, produced by Steven Soderbergh for Quibi, now on ROKU TV. She then went on to work on the upcoming TV show “Disclaimer”, created by Alfonso Cuarón for Apple TV+, which will be released in 2024. She also worked as an in-house film executive in Cuarón’s company, Esperanto Filmoj, for the past three years.

Emiliana is a co-founder of the production studio DISCORDIA. They premiered feature-film ‘This Closeness’, acquired by MUBI, at SXSW in 2023, and ‘Plástico’, at the Locarno Open Doors section, winning Special Mention. She also co-founded JEVA, a non-profit organization for Venezuelan womxn in film. They now have +1,300 members and have partnered with the Berlinale EFM and Film Independent.

Emiliana is heavily influenced by her roots and a strong sense of community filmmaking. She hopes to make ground-breaking independent cinema that does not follow dogmatic storytelling.

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